An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind
By (author) John R. Searle
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Intentionality by John R. Searle
Book DescriptionJohn Searle's Speech Acts (1969) and Expression and Meaning (1979) developed a highly original and influential approach to the study of language. But behind both works lay the assumption that the philosophy of language is in the end a branch of the philosophy of the mind: speech acts are forms of human action and represent just one example of the mind's capacity to relate the human organism to the world. The present book is concerned with these biologically fundamental capacities, and, though third in the sequence, in effect it provides the philosophical foundations for the other two. Intentionality is taken to be the crucial mental phenomenon, and its analysis involves wide-ranging discussions of perception, action, causation, meaning, and reference. In all these areas John Searle has original and stimulating views. He ends with a resolution of the 'mind-body' problem.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521273022
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John R. Searle
Foundations of Illocutionary Logic, Paperback (February 2009)
This is a formal and systematic study of the logical foundations of speech act theory.
Philosophy in a New Century, Hardback (December 2008)
This collection of essays spans nearly two decades and covers all three areas of Searle's main philosophical interest.
Mind, Paperback (September 2005)
Offers a general introduction to the philosophy of the mind. Giving a survey of the major issues, including philosophical issues in cognitive science and neurobiology, the author argues for his own distinctive point of view. He leads the reader through a variety of theories that reduce the mind to aspects that can be fully explained by physics.
Rationality in Action, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by John R. Searle
A novel investigation of rationality by philosopher John R. Searle.
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